Troy, Turkey from Lost Cities of The World
A legendary city described in Homer’s epic poems, was considered to be the subject of myth, until 1871, when Heinrich Schliemann located a city called Ilium on the territory of today’s northwestern Turkey, for which he claimed to be the famous Troy. Not only did he find the walls of the city, but he olso found the jewels which he claimed to be Helen’s. Modern excavations confirm the possibility that this is the famous Troy. The city is surrounded by strong walls, it had been destroyed several times, and every time it had been rebuilt on the ruins of he destroyed city, so, it actually could have been the setting of the Trojan War.